He’s Baaaack

Andy Murray tests his hip at the Citi Open Andy Murray has had somewhat of a long comeback trail to the ATP after having hip surgery in Melbourne. The former world #1 and two time Wimbledon champion now holds a ranking of 823, a far cry from his high of number 1. However, no one [see more]

Confused about buying a racquet?

Buying a racquet can be a difficult process to say the least so I’m offering the following information can help you through the process. The very best way to buy a racquet is to narrow down the choices by working with a knowledgeable person who can analyze your game, and then demo as many racquets [see more]

Hey Consumers…..did you know?

IART has a section specifically dedicated to the consumer and it’s easy to sign up. All you have to do is go HERE and follow the prompts. For those of you who are already in our consumer group I’d like to pass on some information that perhaps many of you are not aware of. Did [see more]

Coaches…Help!

Coaches, we need your help!  My strokes are beyond help so what I am talking about is communication between you, the coaches, us, the racquet technicians, and the player! Professional racquet technicians try hard to maximize the equipment the player presents us with.  In some cases, we will have input into which racquet the player uses but [see more]

Meet Jennifer

Jennifer walked into the World Headquarters of Racquet Quest the other day and asked to have her racquets strung.  Nothing unusual about that, of course. I looked a the racquets in her hand and thought to myself…” Well, where are they?” In her hands were two (2) Head You Tek IG Prestige Mid racquets!  If you don’t [see more]

How Much Influence Do You Have?

Steve Crandall of Ashaway Strings recently posted about “Advise and Consent.”  I believe he said we should “advise more and consent less”!  I agree with Steve! Let’s expand the subject a bit and think about the “realities” of racquet work. Racquet Quest, LLC, and I suspect many others, are in a position that allows us to “advise but [see more]

MonoGut ZX + ZX Pro

If you have been around Racquet Quest for a while, you know we talk a lot about Ashaway MonoGut ZX and ZX Pro, with ZX Pro being the 17 gauge version. During this post when I use MonoGut ZX it will include the ZX Pro Version, to save pixels! A few questions need to be [see more]

Yonex Rexis String Added

Yonex continues to build on its series of multi-filament strings made in Japan with the introduction of Rexis 125 and Rexis 130 both incorporating Fortimo High Modulus polyurethane (PU) as a bonding agent and comfort component. If you like Yonex Tour 850 or 850 Pro you will want to try this! You can see all the [see more]

New Toalson String Added!

Toa Strings Company has been around for a long, long time and many of us started playing tennis using Leoina 66 in our racquets!  We still do some hybrids with it even today!  This Japanese company makes other tennis related products but our focus today is their string. All of the strings tested for this review came in packages [see more]

Why Two (2) Piece Stringing

The IART position is that a two (2) piece stringing is the preferred format.  Some racquet companies require two (2) piece with tie off’s at the top and the first cross string starting at the top. Following is a brief explanation of this position. Two (2) piece stringing from the center out distributes stress in the [see more]